The 50 Most Influential Delawareans of the Past 50 Years

Some changed the way we live. Some changed the way we see our state. Some simply reminded us of what values are and why they’re important. Here are 50 people who made Delaware a better place.




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Joseph R. Biden Jr.


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Littleton P. Mitchell


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Michael Christopher Hemphill




Bill Frank




Roxana Cannon Arsht




Ruth Ann Minner




James H. Gilliam Sr.




Charles M. Cawley




Harold “Tubby” Raymond




The Wyeths




Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV




Frank Gordy Sr.




Irv Shapiro




Murray M. Schwartz




Celia Cohen




The Three Little Bakers




Bill Stevenson




Alexander F. Giacco Sr.




William B. DeLauder




William A. Carter




William V. Roth




Brother Ronald Giannone




Libby and Ted Fisher, Victor Pisapia




Michael N. Castle




Louis L. Redding




Dave Tiberi




Carol Everhart




Herman M. Holloway Sr.




Wilbert L. “Bill” Gore




George Thorogood




Audrey K. Doberstein and Jack P. Varsalona




Stuart B. Young




Marvin N. “Skip” Schoenhals



Allen Barnett




Deborah Hudson




David P. Roselle




Charles C. Parks




Harry Levin




Xavier Teixido and Davis Sezna




John W. Rollins Sr.




Matt Minker




Gerret and Tatiana Copeland




Cleveland Morris




Ron Luddington




Ed Loper Sr.




Howard Schroeder and Jack Lewis




Russell W. Peterson




Thomas H. Draper




Al Cartwright




Thomas R. Carper




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